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in new video of president obama's dramatic helicopter tour of the devastation along the jersey shore. with the new jersey republican governor chris christie right at his side. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> there have been many, many major new developments all throughout the day. we want to bring you the latest developments right now. and we're going to begin with the big picture. the storm that started as hurricane sandy now being blamed for a total of 118 deaths. 68 of them in the caribbean and now 50 of them in the united states. the state with the highest death toll, new york state. 26 people in new york state have died. new york city struggling to try to get back to normal. as you see here, subway stations in lower manhattan, they are still totally flooded. they need to be drained. this is a dangerous situation developing. further upbound there is limited, limited subway service that should resume a little bit more as the hours continue. an ireporter sent us this amazing picture. brooklyn had power last night, lower manhattan did not. nationwide about 6 mi
, until you rebuild. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week until election day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. and it's -- it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a more subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> reporter: his only fleeting reference to the president -- >> it is time to take a new path of bold, aggressive change. >> reporter: it's back to politics for president obama. he'll make stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a tied race,
. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think the country is ready to have the election over, matt, and they've pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin i
, and 31% independent. the democrats had a 10-point advantage. 35% say they are democrats. 36% republican, and the rest independent. we have a one-point advantage. >> apolitical professionals such as myself, and certainly pat, knows that this is a very ominous sign for obama and the democrats. it is why the president has been so aggressive. it is why the democrats understand, given the tough economic news, the tragedy and benghazi. that this is not a climate that encourages democratic identification. the bottom line is that republicans are all building. almost unanimously for mitt romney and independents are breaking against the president. >> four years ago it showed which showed that of the independents, 54% said they leaned democrat and now 49% say that they leaned republican, 46% say i lean towards the democrats. >> it has opened openable margin. a three-point margin for republicans in the gallup numbers. it is still a little less than that in the rasmussen polls, but i'm telling you, if those numbers are what they are showing, and that is 9400, that is a huge sample. it is over a lot
consequences. and i've done it more than anything else because i believe president obama has made better decisions than many people give him credit for. >> reporter: but he is aware that his political advocacy could have repercussions for his charitable works. you have had a lot of republican support for these projects. have you been worried at all that you're sort of... your sort of reentry into the political world... >> yeah reporter: you have been? i was playing golf with unof my friends this summer. i thought i was going to talk him into voting for the president. he said to me, he said, "are you really going to give a good speech?" i said, "i'm going to give the best one i can." he said, "god, i hope you screw it up." so i'm worried about it a little bit >> reporter: president clinton seems to have mellowed. after a heart by-pass operation, he's become a vegan and an advocate for healthy eating for kids. and he's also able to look back with understanding, even at his former political enemies. >> it's easier for me to forgive people for things they did to me when they were trying to k
the storm. and both mitt romney and president obama had already canceled campaign stops in virginia, as well. for the first time in 40 years, the des moines register has endorsed a republican for president. the newspaper's editorial board admitting it struggled with its decision, ultimately deciding on mitt romney because he, quote, offers a fresh economic vision. the registered board goes on to say, voters should give mitt romney a chance to correct the nation's fiscal course, and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled washington and the rest of america. >>> and early voting is under way in a lot of states, but in maryland it has been canceled, for today at least, due to the hurricane. virginia's governor said his state will do what it can to make sure that voters can get to the polls, despite sandy's impact. which may include power outages. >>> and it is a great day to be a giants fan. san francisco beat the detroit tigers last night to complete a four-game world series sweep. it's their second title in three years. pablo sand val was the series mvp. the city will honor the cha
republican in big elections. >> host: snapshot of pennsylvania, it's 20 electoral votes. back in 2008 barack obama winning by ten percentage points. unemployment in the state essentially mirroring what we have nation wild, 8.2% -- nationwide, 8.2%. terry madonna, neighboring ohio is getting an awful lot of attention with its 18 electoral votes. what is so different between ohio and pennsylvania that makes the buckeye state more of a battleground than pennsylvania at least at the moment? >> guest: yeah. yeah, well, the essential difference is that ohio has a good many be more sort of moderate independent voters at this point which are likely to vote either republican or democrat. as i pointed out a moment ago, the reason the democrats have done well is they've captured the suburbs of our state in these last, in the presidential elections in recent years, and that's been the defining difference. you've got that big swath of in the middle of ohio in columbus that is the battleground area there. obviously, with the cleveland area up in the northeastern part of the state being democratic and the
want to say is i am for president obama because his budget adds up. in the last 50 years there have been five surpluses. when republicans talk a, let's not forget we never had a structural debt in this country in times of economic growth before 1981. and wen little deficits were already investing more with a long-term payoff. we tripled the debt in the first and thenrs of 1980's increased it 150% again. then i brought it down for you. in a doubled it again when i left office. let's not forget this. how did they do it that promising yet we just cut taxes on upper income people there be so much for all be well. now we're doing this again. the president is giving a budget. he's already agreed to $1 trillion with the spending cuts already in action. it reduce the debt by $4 trillion our next 10-years. the higher income groups who got lost to the tax cuts and virtually all of the economic gaze of the last decade based our fair share by paying more when i was president. that is all they do. ?hat does that do ta the first thing they do is to say we need to spend $2 trillion more than we ar
. sadly far away in miami, republican strategist, ana navarro. good to see you down there. >> good to see you. >> i want to start with the pictures that we saw yesterday of chris christie and barack obama, the president. because they were stunning. what is stunning about them is they are so different than what we've seen. there was a level of bipartisanship there. there was, as i said, a stunning level of administration there. i have a strange question for both of you. i'm wondering if you can both give me the thought bubbles. what were these two men thinking politically, as this was going on? richard, you first. >> i mean, i think both governor christie and president obama were probably thinking about what they could do for the people of new jersey. i mean, these guys are in office, because their care about people, both of them. both of them think that government can help people and lift them up. and this is a time to have great tragedy, of great suffering for people, and i'm sure that they were both united in the desire to help and the desire and the belief that government can help peop
the consumer watch dog group about it at consumerfinance.gov/complaint. [ crowd cheering ] >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan began a two-day trip through ohio this morning. he spoke at a rally at a construction equipment company in philadelphia. the wisconsin congressman told the crowd president obama has not revived the economy, but mitt romney can, because he knows how to create jobs. >>> new software will allow americans living overseas to cast an electronic ballot in the november election. a technology-based company in spain says its software will allow ballots to be sent electronically to u.s. citizens living overseas. voters fill the ballot out online, then send them to a u.s. territory by traditional mail or e-mail. >> it's very important to be able to vote from here. i've been doing it for the past 10 years or so, and it's always been difficult and now it's getting easier, and with the system that we have developed, it's quite easy. >> the company says it has also developed electronic voting technology for elections in france, india and australia and other countries.
divided between democrats, republicans, independents or unaffiliated voters. if you look at our poll, our poll shows a dead heat. and 49% of the independents go for president obama and joe biden, 47% go for governor romney and paul ryan. moderate voters who tend to live in the suburbs, many of them independents, 60% for the president to 38% for governor romney. if you're looking at this poll and thinking what is governor romney need to improve on in the final days? he probably needs to boost his numbers with independents if he wants to get over the top. i can tell you in talking and e-mailing with both campaigns today, wolf, they agree with our numbers. they would have it more of an exact tie as oppose today a statistical tie. that's why the candidates are back here so often. they view colorado as a dead heat and both need the nine electoral votes here. if you look at the path to 270, colorado would help both candidates greatly get to the finish line. >> as close as it appears to be, could be a long night counting the votes in colorado. john, thanks very much. a number of other swing stat
because mitt romney got it right. looking at president obama and said, you know, my way or the highway, that's what obamacare was, congressman. there was not a single republican vote for it. not one. if you wantedded -- wanted to see bipartisanship, why not cross the aisle to get ideas from republicans? with that many republicans, you couldn't say there there was not least one good idea. then go to your caucus bringing these guys. no, sir. you went the partisan route and voted that line. that's unfortunate. you know, we need to fix much in washington, and every now and then, it's suggested richard mourdock doesn't know how washington workings. that's the problem. it's not working. it is because of the partisanship like mr. donnelly that says one thing, back in the state, say one thing in the district, and then go back and consistently, unfortunately, cave into harry reid, nancy pelosi. he said he was not going to support pelosi for speaker. he got there, guess what? he did, twais. twice. that's a pattern. that's not going to fix washington, but going to continue to make it worse, congr
. >> mitt romney will campaign one day after holding a an event in ohio. president obama will be joined by republican governor chris christie to look at damage in new jersey. >> i do not give a about election day. it does not matter to me. at the moment i had bigger fish to fry. >> he has been a harsh critic of president obama but is praising him for his response to the strong thus far. >> the d.c. board of elections says voters can cast ballots at eight early voting centers across the city, open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. today through saturday. the board said they have added extra machines at each location. the voters can go to any early voting location if the lines are too long. >> governor martin o'malley and lt. governor martin -- anthony brown are casting ballots. early hour voting -- early voting hours have been extended. the deadline for absentee ballots has been moved until 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> as we had to break -- a look at how hurricane sandy victims are making the best of the difficult situation. this is a building in hoboken new jersey, where only one electrical outle
, used to be a republican has just decided to endorse president obama, because of climate change. let me read you part of his endorsement: >> cenk: so that's great. president obama had a response obviously thankful and said i'm honored to have mayor bloomberg's endorsement: >> cenk: now both bloomberg and president obama talked about working together. now here's the problem. the other side doesn't want to work together on this. in fact, there is a guy who wanted to bring attention to climate, silence and how we're having change at a mitt romney rally. look at what happens when he tries to shout about that and ask romney a question. watch. >> what about climate? that's what caused this monster storm! [ booing ] [ crowd chants u.s.a. ] >> cenk: i love that reaction. hey, what about climate science? u.s.a.! u.s.a.! we're number one! ha ha, take that, climate change. luckily, not everybody's that dense. new cover of business week is it's global warming stupid. we now have the author of that article, assistant managing editor of bloomberg business week joining us now. some believe this cover
everybody is all right and it is a rare moment where a republican praises president obama. now, one republican who did not was the former fema director under george w. bush, michael brown. if you don't remember who michael brown is, you might remember this moment during the bush administration. >> there will be plenty of opportunities to help later on. right now, the immediate concern is to save lives and get food and medicine to people so we can stabilize the situation. i want to thank you all and brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. the fema director is working 24/7. [ applause ] >> cenk: well, that became a big dispute later. michael brown spoke out today and said that president obama was moving too fast during this storm which is fascinating. and he then went on to clarify he said in the context of the election, i simply said he should have waited, the storm was still forming people were debating whether it was going to be as bad as expected or not and i noted that the president should have let the governors and
1913, 12% growth under democrats 5% growth under republicans. obama certainly didn't do that. wrong! 12.3%, better than the democratic average. who do we have in the ad? is that the g.o.p. in the middle of the ring? it's math, math the elbow of the day. it's devastating for the republicans. they hate math and science. they're always looking around for that. monday and tuesday, i don't know if you know this, the election is coming!
the planet. that's the media ignoring planet change. how about the republicans? well, of course they think it's a joke. listen to what romney said during his convention acceptance speech. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [ laughing ] and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. [ cheering ] >> cenk: unless of course your family is in the middle of hurricane sandy good luck to you. i'm not going to help you at all. they literally think the climate change is a punch line. the planet, it's getting warmer. isn't that funny as your family is in great danger over it. ha ha, ha, ha, yeah, really funny. really appreciate it. who are the people who are putting any of this into doubt in the first place? of course, the republicans. listen to this crap that they pedal out of "daily basis"." >> how do you explain the heat? summer. we have hot weather, get over it. >> that global warming thing is really kicking into high gear, isn't it. >> the issue of global warming has been fortified through substantial number of scientist who is have manipulated
is wrong. what? by ensuring that all voters get to cast ballots? why on earth would a republican governor want to decrease early voting? well, it could be because the democrats aren't losing, they're actually kicking butt in early voting. according to an internal obama campaign document today that is exactly the case. here's what that document reveal reveals. in florida over a third of expected voters have already voted. as you can see early voters 50% voting for president obama. obama, 44% for mitt romney. election day that means mitt romney has to get 53% of the vote in florida if he's going to win. so that is a pretty hefty tag to run up. that's all according to the obama campaign. in iowa over a third of voters have already voted there. and among those early voters, you can see 64% of those are supporting barack obama. 35% of them are supporting mitt romney. and that means that mitt romney is going to need to win 59% of election-day voters. in north carolina, nearly half of all ballots have already been cast. and of those who have already been cast, 58% of those early voters favor th
not missed an election since. and i want the republican party to know, your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables romney to oust barack obama, we will burn this mother [ censor bleep ] down. >> i have four generations of family on this earth. and my life has been very blessed. and if the republicans steal this election i'm going to track down mitt romney and give him the biggest [ censor bleep ] punch. >> i served in world war ii and i have a message for kids democrats, for anyone who cares about honest elections, if you let the republicans do this to you again, after we die, we're going to look down on you from heaven and make a point of watching you have sex every time. [ laughter ] >> no matter how kinky. >> especially if we are related. the only way to stop the gop from stealing the election is to make sure it isn't even close. go to votersrising.org. >> sign up to vote. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's mosted on our facebook page. >> yes. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >>
slip. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] jim, who said a second term for president obama would be a better outcome for ohio, michigan and would offer more hopeful prospects than his replacement by his republican challenger mitt romney. the blade recommends the president's re-election. who said that? >> dick morris. >> stephanie: no. thele to rido blade. -- the toledo blade. ohio gets it. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] paper has endorsed president. during his administration, president obama has provided pragmatic centrist leadership that has served the nation well. he's dealt effectively with the economic recession at home and abroad. much of which he inherited from his predecessor. his bailout helped prevent the recession from becoming a depression. who said that? the toledo blade. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] jobless rates are still too high. imagine the economies of ohio and michigan would look like today if mr. obama had not presided over the rescue of injury -- general motors. they depend on 850,000 jo
-- >> stephanie: no republican has ever won the white house -- >> hello. you -- you know. you know what i'm saying because i'm too tired to understand. then she reeled off a list of reasons why obama is absolutely going to win and there's no question about it and just relax! >> stephanie: that does not mean relax. >> that doesn't mean don't vote. >> stephanie: this reuters poll. the race is tied but most think obama will win. it is the electoral path and all of that stuff. 53% of all voters, let's see actually they're tied. obama at 47. 53% obama will win. 29% romney will win. analysts and pollsters. >> steph, you and i can go back to drinking a bottle of wine a night and not more. we can kind of chill. >> stephanie: i have been drinking a lot. i've been saying i had post-traumatic polling disorder. you see the polls. you're like -- >> i can't sleep at night. i have nightmares about romney. >> red wine doesn't mix with nyquil. >> stephanie: it did for me. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we were just talking about thi
natty to china. i don't know if you knew that. >> stephanie: they keep trying to call the obama campaign desperate. he's just doing his job and getting kudos for it. republican governors among others. mitt romney, as you were saying is having the pathetic -- i'm canceling my campaign. clearly it was a campaign rally. photo op. >> people wearing fire obama t-shirts. >> stephanie: yeah, it was not campaign oriented. then there's grampy insane. where was he? yells at cloud. what was he talking about? benghazi or something? in the middle of a national emergency. >> they're still trying to bring up benghazi. >> stephanie: he's lying so, incompetent. >> famous line is saying he was in las vegas when benghazi was going down and he learned his lesson. that's why he's paying attention here. >> stephanie: the president is trying to help real people in real need. as i said, you know, real people are obviously -- giving him cud dose for it. you're like grampy, what? not today. >> grandpa, it's not real. >> neither
blaming president obama for a closed barbecue joint in richmond virginia. >> there are more people on unemployment today and that's because the small businesses are failing. >> that is republican advocate row da elliot the close down said that was because of the changed market and cost of operation. thinkprogress found out the restaurant was not abiding by public health codes, including not properly disposing of sewage and for handling ready to eat food with their bare hands. forbes recently rated indiana as one of the top 50 places for careers. thousands of campaign lawyers are headed to the polls on tuesday to observe workers and track opponents. democrats will have 25 hurricane sandy lawyers, the lesson here, the more voters who turn, the more likely the president is to win. and if the election is close, there will be more chances of running to court. decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. issues. don't just vote, vote smart. of sununu, you're wrong. mitt romney, you're wrong. we need more teachers, not fewer teach
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